Hagen has extensive experience advising on financial regulatory matters. His practice covers a broad range of areas, including financial services licensing and approvals, conduct of business and regulatory change projects. His clients include banks, payment services firms, digital asset exchanges and dealers, capital markets intermediaries, funds and fund managers, exchanges, proprietary trading houses and commodity groups.
With extensive experience of engaging with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other regulators, and of practising in Asia and Europe, Hagen provides strategically valuable advice and has a unique understanding of the international issues and synergies that are relevant to clients.
Leading a practice in Singapore that has a particular focus on FinTech, payment services and digital assets, Hagen has a wealth of experience in matters relating to digital asset exchanges, dealers and custodians, e-money issuance, money transfer and remittance services, merchant acquisition and payment systems. He is a sought-after adviser, speaker and writer on matters relating to distributed ledger technology, blockchain platforms, tokenisation and DeFi (decentralised finance).
Chambers Fintech describes Hagen as a specialist who is “on the pulse for anything FinTech and crypto-related“, and further notes him as being “an absolute standout” whose advice is always “concise, prompt and thoughtful“.
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
- Singapore (s.36B Legal Profession Act, permitted areas of law only)
- England & Wales